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CDVSA is Recruiting for two (2) new Public Board members

A new public member seat was added this year to the CDVSA Board of Directors.  This position must be a representative of an Alaska Native organization or tribe. 

The second position is a general public member position and will be vacant August 1, 2023. 

Public members can not be state employees or work for agencies providing services, prevention and/or referral to victims of DVSA.

If you are interested in this position you can apply to Boards and Commissions at:  Apply for a Board Appointment - Mike Dunleavy (alaska.gov)

For additional information contact L. Diane Casto, Executive Director at diane.casto@alaska.gov. 

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Upcoming FY23 Rural Outreach Board Meeting -- Cordova

The Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault will hold its FY2023 4th Quarter Council Meeting on June 8-9, 2023.  This meeting is CDVSA’s annual Rural Outreach Meeting and the Board will be traveling to Cordova, Alaska for a meeting and a Community Dialogue on the evening of June 8. 

The Council Meeting will be held at the Prince William Sound Science Center in Cordova beginning at 9:00 a.m. on June 8 and ending at 11:30 a.m. June 9.  The meeting will also be available via Microsoft Teams for public members who may wish to listen in and/or make public comments during the public comment period on June 8 from 11:00-11:30 a.m. For information visit OPN at  CDVSA FY2023 4th Quarter Council Meeting—Rural Outreach Meeting - Alaska Online Public Notices (state.ak.us)  

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Learn about Primary Prevention Programming in Alaska

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CDVSA Regulations Available for Review & Comment  Comment Period has closed.

CDVSA has completed draft revised regulations for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program Standards (13 AAC 90.010 – 13 AAC 90.190) and Grants Programs (13 AAC 95.010 – 13 AAC 95.900).  These two regulations packets, along with a Best Practices Guide, are now publicly noticed and available for review and comment.  Comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2023.  Information and documents are available at Notice of Proposed Changes on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program Standards and Grant Programs in the Regulations of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault - Alaska Online Public Notices (state.ak.us)
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 CDVSA and the UAA Justice Center have released the results of the 2020 Alaska Victimization Survey (link to media release attached).  The AVS is a quinquennial survey   conducted three times in, 2010, 2015 and 2020.  To review the results of the 2020 Survey, as well as previous surveys go to  Alaska Victimization Survey (AVS) | Justice Center | University of Alaska Anchorage.  A copy of the AVS 2020  final report is available at 2020 Statewide Alaska Victimization Survey Final Report.

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